AMC Wayne 14

67 Willowbrook Boulevard,
Wayne, NJ 07470

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markp
markp on February 18, 2019 at 5:52 am

These theatres do not have the right formats programmed in on their projectors. When digital is first set up, there are all types of formats they program. One is for events. They set it up to match everything to the theatres Flat and Scope images. If this was never done, or if the settings called macros are lost (which can happen in an extreme software or hardware failure), then it reverts to a pre set ratio, which is what you saw yesterday. I always to Cinemark in Hazlet and have not had any problems yet.

RHETT52
RHETT52 on February 18, 2019 at 5:25 am

TCM screening of MY FAIR LADY today, was really looking forward to seeing it on their NEW giant screen, unfortunately, they dropped the ball again and I got ripped off. The movie was projected flat 1:85 with the panavision wide screen image letterboxed inside the flat frame, so what we got was a huge screen with this much smaller image inside the frame,…. for THIS film. They didn’t adjust the projector. I told an employee, she radioed it in but nothing came of it. AMC Wayne, Clifton do this all the time, screw up the TCM screenings, with Ben-Hur and Lawrence of Arabia coming up, I’ll skip those too. The problem is management and employees who know nothing about the full movie experience, usually on their phones. BTW…this is the 2nd time I got burned for MY FAIR LADY, the last time I saw it was at the now closed BELLEVUE in Montclair and they did the same thing. Cursed!!!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 6, 2019 at 12:15 pm

Theater is now called AMC Wayne 14.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 21, 2018 at 5:31 pm

All 14 screens now complete. Theater is still advertised as a loews but that will change soon.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 24, 2018 at 3:41 pm

Prime at AMC is coming and reserved seating is now available at several screens.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 18, 2018 at 11:02 am

The renovation will be complete next month according to AMC .

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 29, 2018 at 5:48 pm

For the recliners, most of them have a switch to turn on the heat in those seats.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 8, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Some theaters still have the surround sound signage next to each screen although SDDS is no longer at this theater and is being replaced by digital surround sound (Lossless).

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Several theaters have reopened with the amc signature recliners. I bet reserved seating is coming soon when all the other screens reopen just like what they did to east hanover last year.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 15, 2018 at 2:40 pm

The loews theatres logos are removed and the amc sign is now on display. Construction is going well.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 11, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Theater is being renovated.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 24, 2018 at 4:03 pm

My correction, this movie is being played at this theater in regular and 3d. As for you Alpinedownhiller, both 13 and 12 have digital projection 4k and 3d along with upgraded lossless surround sound. Sony Dynamic Digital Sound is no longer in this theater. Sometime in the mid 90s it was upgraded to that format as Sony owned the theaters for a time. When AMC took over in 2006, they changed it over from SDDS to Dolby Digital as it was the norm for newer theatres. The seats haven’t changed since the 1997 renovation when the old seats from 1982 were replaced with the rocking seats that were standard with the Star chain that Loews acquired in the early 90s. One of the longest runs in this theater’s history was Rambo First Blood Part II, which opened on two of the then six screens. It was during that year that Coke would go on to buy Loews after it was spun off from said corporation through its Tri-Star division, which at the time involved HBO (for pay tv rights) and CBS (for video rights). Both HBO and CBS would move out of the venture, leaving Coke with half ownership of the public company before selling it to Sony for $3.4 billion in late 1989.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 17, 2018 at 3:33 pm

Amc is planning on renovating this theater soon as work is being done on the cinemark in willowbrook. Avengers Infinity War tickets are not on sale at this theater but in wayne preakness…I wonder why?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm

http://www.nj.com/passaic-county/index.ssf/2017/10/12-screen_luxury_movie_theater_coming_to_willowbrook.html#incart_river_mobile_home looks like competition is coming in a few years!!!

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on October 13, 2017 at 8:51 pm

What are screens #12 and #13 like here now?

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on October 13, 2017 at 8:51 pm

“The theatre building will occupy approximately 50,000 square feet with two auditoriums of 800 seats each, two with 650 seats each and two with 500 seats each for a total seating capacity of 3,900.”

Wow, 6 screens pulling 3,900 seats! Been ages since six screens pulled more than about 1,200 seats.

PeterApruzzese
PeterApruzzese on March 1, 2017 at 8:26 am

Grand opening was in 1982, not 1981.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 1, 2017 at 1:27 am

This opened on the December 5th, 1981 with a open house and regular showings on December 8th. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 9, 2017 at 6:18 am

This theater will be renovated in time for a summer reopening. A Dolby Cinema at AMC screen will be there.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 10, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Great article. It took more than a year to build and open the complex. When it opened it was the largest theater in Wayne, NJ and the busiest. It’s now a popular place to catch leftover movies as well as Indian movies.

theatrefan
theatrefan on December 2, 2016 at 3:31 am

Original announcement from Boxoffice Magazine January 1981-

Bernard Myerson, president of Loews Theatres, announced today that Loews plans to construct a six-theatre complex in Wayne opposite the Willowbrook Mall.

The complex will be on an eleven acre plot on Route 23 at Willowbrook Boulevard.

The theatre building will occupy approximately 50,000 square feet with two auditoriums of 800 seats each, two with 650 seats each and two with 500 seats each for a total seating capacity of 3,900.

Acres of parking will be provided and the theatre will feature 70mm and Dolby Stereo.

Plans call for a huge lobby with a giant circular refreshment center designed to eliminate lines at the popcorn stand.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 22, 2016 at 1:33 pm

They need to renovate this theater after they’re done with East Hanover. The last time they did it was based on the 90s star design which Loews/ Sony did after they acquired Star Theaters in the early 90s.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 23, 2014 at 2:49 pm

And that was more than 30 years ago, back when the theater had six screens and two of them showed 70mm projection and six track Dolby Stereo.

Jef
Jef on December 27, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I used to go to this theater all the time. I even worked at their snack bar in the mid ‘80s. Flooding was an issue even back then. I remember swimming across a flooded parking lot to see “Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom”. No joke. Anyone who worked at Loews is welcome to join our facebook group. Please click on https://www.facebook.com/groups/76751260832/?fref=ts

RHETT52
RHETT52 on December 27, 2013 at 9:09 am

First movie I saw there “48 Hours” in 82 when the theater opened. Been going there for 30 years, can’t say it’s a good experience however. Theater run by people with no feel for a “movie theater experience”, the theaters are now dank and depressing and theaters 5-8 are the WORST. But it seems every time I go there I get one of those theaters which is why I patron other theaters and not this one so much.